Above: The Team from the 3rd on the summit of Bin Bhan.


Well done to the Scouts from the 3rd and 7th Scout Troops (Jack, Michael, William, Ruairi, Ciaran, Colm) and Leaders Michael, Eoin and Colm on their ascent of the highest mountain in Galway: Binn Bhan (729m) in the Twelve Bens on Saturday last. Their epic trip to the Connaught MPC was marked as usual by outstanding levels of Connemara rain making the bogs brilliantly boggy. Rumour has it that a hasty retreat was made from base camp beside the rising Owenglin river back to Waterford on the Saturday night.